There is nothing quite like buying your own motorhome and heading out onto the open road to enjoy it. The sense of freedom this brings plus the chance it offers to go where you want, when you want is amazing. Once you have picked up the keys to your new motorhome, you may decide to explore all the UK has to offer first.
This really is worth doing as it can take you to parts of the country you have not seen before. It can also see you come back home with some fabulous memories and a deeper understanding of the gorgeous scenery the UK boasts. Motorhoming makes all this possible in a convenient way and in much more comfort than camping!
But which UK destinations should you take in first?
The Lake District
It is hard to draw up a list of places to visit in the UK without mentioning this area. Found in North-West England, it is home to rolling landscapes, awe-inspiring mountains and lots of lakes. This makes it the perfect place to enjoy energising walks or exciting watersports. The other great thing about the Lake District is that you can easily drive up there in your motorhome, pull up at a suitable spot and start exploring.
With so much natural beauty as soon as you step foot outdoors, it is impossible to be bored or fed up here. The Lakes is also home to some charming towns and villages. For motorhoming, this is superb as you can drive from place to place over the course of your break and take in all the culture on offer. Keswick is always popular to visit, while Ambleside and Grasmere and also worth calling in on. There are lots of safe motorhome sites around the Lakes to park up at night and this means it has all you need for a great time.
Forest of Dean
The Cotswolds is a beautiful place to drive around for motorhome enthusiasts. Decent transport links mean it is accessible from other parts of the UK and it has lots to offer. The Forest of Dean is the jewel in the crown for many though. Dotted with trees, hillsides, outcrops of rock and pretty villages, it is a relaxing place to unwind. In addition, it is bordered by both the River Severn and the River Wye.
This type of scenery has attracted inventors, artists and poets over time who have all took inspiration from the level of natural beauty on offer. The Forest of Dean is also a location that rewards visitors all year round. In Spring and Summer, for example, you will turn up to find the flowers here in full bloom. Autumn though is just as stunning and sees the beautiful oak and larch trees turn an enchanting shade of gold.
Isle of Skye
For some people, owning a motorhome is about being able to drive somewhere remote and get away from modern life. The Isle of Skye is the ideal place for this. It is found on the West coast of Scotland and is known as the largest of the Inner Hebrides. Driving here is worth it mainly for the peace and stunning scenery.
It is also home to some of the UK’s most iconic features, such as the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin. Skye is a part of Scotland steeped in history and you can learn about feuding local clans and Jacobite battles here as well. Although remote, Skye does have numerous villages and towns to call in on when travelling through. From the capital Portree to others like Broadford and Dunvegan, all have great cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy.
A lot of people who buy a motorhome want to head to the coast and enjoy some sea air. While there are many superb destinations in the UK for this, St Agnes in Cornwall is perhaps the best. Cornwall is after all a county known for its beaches, its rugged beauty and its sea-swept terrain. St Agnes does not disappoint and actually comes with 4 different beaches to enjoy. This means you get your pick of soft sand to relax on and access to the ocean for a spot of swimming or surfing. Travelling between the various beaches is naturally not a problem when in a motorhome.
But what else does St Agnes offer the intrepid explorer? The views in this part of the world are simply stunning and you will never tire of looking out to sea from the clifftops here. Wheal Coates tin mine is worth a visit and there is also the St Agnes museum for a taste of local culture too. In addition, this is a part of the world which is well set-up for people holidaying in motorhomes. As a result, you will have no issue finding a safe, good value spot that is close to the action to park up.
If you love the theatre almost as much as you love motorhoming, then a visit here is worthwhile. Stratford-upon-Avon of course is the birthplace of the UK’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was born plus died in the town and this makes the connection with him strong. Interestingly, Stratford still has an old-world feel and this is mainly due to the many Tudor structures on its main streets.
Once you have parked up, you can book a tour to see where Shakespeare was born and where he lived. As well as this, you can go to see his daughter’s home (Hall’s Croft) and where his wife grew up (Anne Hathaway’s cottage). If you fancy a break from famous playwrights, Stratford has other attractions like Stratford Butterfly Farm, the MAD Museum and the Holy Trinity Church to try.
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